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The Story of the Petunia

Petunias from South America first arrived in France in 1823. The botanist Antoine de Jussieu called it Petunia nyctaginiflora, presently P. axillaris. By the mid-1840s double petunias appeared. According to Peggy Cornett Newcomb's book Popular Annuals, they "created a sensation…

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Dahlias by the Sea

Gloucester is on the north shore and home to a statue called A Woman and Two Children. The statue represents the fears of the wives and children of the fishermen who leave Gloucester every day in search of fish. Last…

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